Social Norms and Recycling

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Description

a cross-section

number of observations : 608

country : United States

economic topic : public economics

econometrics topic : ordered models

Usage

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Format

A dataframe containing :

bottles

number of bottles out of ten

green

considers self environmentalist

msa

lives in a metropolitan statistical area ?

income

income in 10,000 dollars increments

them

neighbors would be upset if they saw someone trashing recyclables

me

respondent would be upset if they saw neighbors trashing recyclables

region

region, one of 'northeast', 'midwest', 'south', 'west'

deplaw

deposit law, one of 'non', 'plbot' (law covering plastic water bottles) and 'noplbot' (law not covering plastic water bottles)

lawreq

state law requirements, one of 'none', 'recplan' (requires a recycling plan) and 'recgoal' (requires a recycling goal)

Source

American Economic Review data archive : http://aeaweb.org/aer/.

References

Viscusi, W. Kip, Joel Huber and Jason Bell (2011) “Promoting recycling: private values, social norms, and economic incentives”, American Economic Review, 101(3), 65-70.

See Also

Index.Economics, Index.Econometrics

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